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									Emergency
 Medical                                                                            ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Technology                                                                                          Certificate Program

          Paramedic
Program Description
The Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic (EMT-P) certificate
program at the South Campus is designed to meet the 1998 national
standard for emergency medical training. Paramedics staff pre-hospital
mobile advanced life support units, as well as emergency industrial
health and safety units. Also, many paramedics assume other roles in
clinical settings.
  This program's primary objective is to prepare students to become cer-
tified as paramedics and effective components in the delivery of pre-hos-
pital advanced life support.
   Full-Time (day & evening programs) - The 2-semester, 52-week EMT-
P program begins in August and concludes 13 months later, the follow-
ing August. During the first 32 weeks (first semester), there is a mixture
of lecture and laboratory work. In addition to class work, the student will
also perform clinical rotations through various Emergency Departments,
Morgue, Labor & Delivery rooms, Operating rooms of affiliated hospi-
tals and the Gross Anatomy Lab at Daemen College.
   The last 20 weeks (second semester) is primarily spent in the hospital      • Applicants must not have any convictions for any crime or crimes
clinical setting and Field Internship clinical rotations. There will be some     related to murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual abuse, theft,
time spent in a lab setting performing assessment-based management               robbery, drug abuse or the sale of drugs, or currently be under
and the mandated NYS final practical examination. The majority of                charges for any such crime. (Section 800,6f,State EMS Code.)
graduates staff pre-hospital advanced life support paramedic units or          • It is strongly encouraged that candidates have as much field
work in industrial health settings. Approximately 25 percent of previous         EMT patient care experience as possible, (NOT DRIVING).
graduates have completed higher college degrees, many eventually                 Experience has demonstrated that candidates with minimal
becoming physicians, physician's assistants, registered nurses, emergency        EMT patient contact experience, have a much more difficult
medical service supervisors, and hospital administrators.                        time meeting program requirements. Being an active member
                                                                                 of a volunteer, municipal, or commercial EMT unit prior to
Accreditation                                                                    applying is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

• American Heart Association Basic CPR Qualification                           Competencies Required
• American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support
   Provider Qualification                                                      Complete the ECC math placement test with a code of MTLV2 or high-
• American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life                           er. If you do not score at the MTLV2 level or higher on the placement
   Support Qualification                                                       test you may.
• State University of New York Certificate - EMT Paramedic                         a. Enroll in and successfully complete the ECC non-credit math
• NYS Health Department Certification - EMT Paramedic                              course MT 001 prior to the start of the Paramedic program.
• American Academy of Emergency Physicians'- International                         b. Study on your own material similar to the content of the pretest
   Trauma Life Support - Advanced Provider Qualification                           and retake the pretest to score at the MTLV2 level.
                                                                               The Math pretest may be waived if you meet one of the following:
Special Admission                                                                a. Scored 500 pts. or higher on the math section *OR*
Requirements/Prerequisites                                                       b. Previously successfully completed a college level math course
                                                                                 *OR*
• Student must contact the college admissions department for
                                                                                 c. Passed the NYS Math Regents examination with a score of
   preliminary advisement.                                                       85% (B) or higher within the last 3 years.
• Student must seek an interview and advisement with the
   EMT department faculty prior to registration.                               English Competencies Required
• Student must meet all of the following prerequisites:                          • Complete the ECC English placement test with a code of
  • Current Basic EMT certification                                              WRLV3 and RELV3 or higher
  • High school diploma or its equivalent                                      If you do not score at the WRLV3 and RELV3 level or higher, you may:
  • Be physically fit to provide advanced pre-hospital                             a. Enroll in and successfully complete the English non-credit courses
     emergency medical care. A physical examination by a                           as indicated by pre-testing, prior to the start of the Paramedic
     physician is required, with appropriate immunizations.                        program.
• A student who has previously attended ECC must be in good                        OR
  academic standing.                                                               b. Retake the pretest.
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The English placement test may be waived if you meet one of the fol-                                           • Properly manage central nervous system injuries to
lowing:                                                                                                            include immobilizing devices (B,A,P)
   a. Scored 500 pts or greater on the English section of the SAT                                              • Properly manage soft tissue injuries (B,A,P)
   *OR *                                                                                                       • Properly manage orthopedic emergencies to include splinting
   b. Previously successfully completed a college level English                                                    techniques (B,A,P)
   course *OR*                                                                                                 •   Assist in normal and abnormal obstetrical deliveries(B,A,P)
   c. Passed the NYS English \Regents exam with a score of 85 %                                                •   Manage psychiatric emergencies (B,A,P)
   (B) or higher within the last 3 years                                                                       •   Manage violence containment (B,A,P)
                                                                                                               •   Perform chest decompression (A,P)
Satisfactory completion of the Basic EMT certification and field experi-
                                                                                                               •   Operate radio communications equipment (B,A,P)
ence DOES NOT guarantee admission into the Intermediate or
                                                                                                               •   Perform as a team member (B,A,P)
Paramedic certification programs.
                                                                                                               •   Explain role of medical direction (A,P)
• The Basic EMT certificate course is offered on all three
                                                                                                               •   Demonstrate written communication procedure (B,A,P)
   campuses as are other EMT program electives
                                                                                                               •   Demonstrate the ability to provide an accurate written
• Application for ECC graduate status is required prior to NYS
                                                                                                                   Patient Care Report (PCR). (B,A,P)
   Certification exam
• Clinical sites require verification of physical exam and                                                     NOTES:
   immunizations.                                                                                              B = Basic EMT/D
                                                                                                               A = EMT/Intermediate
Degree: Certificate
                                                                                                               P = EMT Paramedic
Hegis: 5299
Curriculum Code: 0983
Total Degree Credits: 39.5                                                                                     CURRICULUM PARAMEDIC
Campus Location: South - Day and Evening Programs                                                                              First Semester (August to March)
Prerequisite: Basic EMT offered at: City, North, South                                                         EG 099          Introduction, Pathophysiology & Lifespan
                                                                                                                               Development (3 cr)
Upon completion of EMT course or courses, the graduate will prove
                                                                                                               EG 101          Advanced Airway Mgmt. Lab (1 cr)
competency in those skills pertinent to his/her level of training as indi-
                                                                                                               EG 103          Patient Assessment (2 cr)
cated below (See Notes for explanation.)
                                                                                                               EG 104          Patient Assessment Lab (1 cr)
• Properly conduct a patient history, physical examination,                                                    EG 105          Pharmacology (2 cr)
  and properly manage medical and trauma patients (B,A,P)                                                      EG 106          Pharmacology Lab (1 cr)
• Perform proper Body Substance Isolation (B,A,P)                                                              EG 107          Respiratory & Cardiology (2 cr)
• Perform peripheral venipuncture using an angiocatheter,                                                      EG 108          Respiratory & Cardiac Lab (1 cr)
  butterfly, saline trap, and vacutainer (A,P)                                                                 EG 109          Paramedic Clinical I (1 cr)
• Perform umbilical vein catheterization (P)                                                                   EG 110          Paramedic Clinical II (1 cr)
• Apply MAST trousers (B,A,P)                                                                                  EG 200          EMS Operations (3 cr)
• Perform intramuscular, subcutaneous, IV push injections,                                                     EG 204          Medical Emergencies II (2 cr)
  IV infusions, aerosolized, oral and topical medication                                                       EG 205          Medical Emergencies II Lab (1 cr)
  administration (P)
• Calculate drug dosages (P)                                                                                                   Second Semester (March to August)
• Perform basic and/or advanced airway techniques to include,                                                  EG 201          Trauma (2 cr)
  but not limited to, esophageal obturator airway, endotracheal                                                EG 202          Trauma Lab (1 cr)
  intubation and LMA (B,A,P)                                                                                   EG 203          Medical Emergencies I (4 cr)
• Initiate oxygen therapy utilizing the appropriate equipment (B,A,P)                                          EG 206          Paramedic Clinical III (2 cr)
• Perform CPR (B,A,P)                                                                                          EG 302          Paramedic Clinical IV (2.5 cr)
• Perform defibrillation and cardiac monitoring (B,A,P)                                                        EG 303          Paramedic Ambulance Field Internship (7 cr)
• Perform cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing, 12 lead EKG (P)
• Interpret patient electrocardiograms and initiate proper
  treatment (B,A,P




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